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Flag of Israel

Name: Flag of Zion
Use: National flag
Proportion: 8:11
Adopted: 897 (by the Zionist movement)
28 October 1948 (State of Israel)
Design: A blue Star of David between two horizontal blue stripes on a white field.

Variant flag of Israel
Variant flag of Israel

Use: Civil ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 1948
Design: Navy blue flag with a white vertically elongated oval set near the hoist containing a vertically elongated blue Star of David.

Variant flag of Israel
Variant flag of Israel

Use: Naval ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 1948
Design: Navy blue flag with a white triangle at hoist and blue Star of David in it.

Variant flag of Israel

Use: Israeli Air Force flag
Proportion: 2:3
Design: Light blue flag with thin white stripes with dark blue borders near the top and bottom, displaying an air force roundel in the center.

The flag of Israel (Hebrew: דגל ישראל‎ Degel Yisra'el; Arabic: علم إسرائيل‎ ʿAlam Israʼīl) was adopted on 28 October 1948, five months after the establishment of the State of Israel. It depicts a blue hexagram on a white background, between two horizontal blue stripes. The Israeli flag legislation states that the official measurements are 160 × 220 cm. Therefore, the official proportions are 8:11. Variants can be found at a wide range of proportions, with 2:3 being common.

The blue colour is described as "dark sky-blue", and varies from flag to flag, ranging from a hue of pure blue, sometimes shaded almost as dark as navy blue, to hues about 75% toward pure cyan and shades as light as very light blue. The flag was designed for the Zionist Movement in 1891. The basic design recalls the Tallit (טַלִּית), the Jewish prayer shawl, which is white with black or blue stripes. The symbol in the center represents the Star of David (Magen David, מָגֵן דָּוִד), a Jewish symbol dating from late medieval Prague, which was adopted by the First Zionist Congress in 1897.

In 2007, an Israeli flag measuring 660 m × 100 m (2,170 ft × 330 ft) and weighing 5.2 tonnes (5.7 short tons) was unfurled near the ancient Jewish fortress of Masada, breaking the world record for the largest flag. This record has since been surpassed several times.

State of Israel

מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew)

دَوْلَة إِسْرَائِيل (Arabic)

Centered blue star within a horizontal triband
Centered menorah surrounded by two olive branches
Anthem: "Hatikvah" (Hebrew for "The Hope")

Location of Israel (in green) on the globe.
1967 border (Green Line)
1967 border (Green Line)
and largest city
Jerusalem (limited recognition)
31°47′N 35°13′E / 31.783°N 35.217°E / 31.783; 35.217
Official languages Hebrew
Recognized languages Arabic
Ethnic groups
  • 74.5% Jewish
  • 20.9% Arab
  • 4.6% other
  • 74.7% Jewish
  • 17.7% Muslim
  • 2.0% Christian
  • 1.6% Druze
  • 4.0% other
Demonym(s) Israeli
Government Unitary parliamentary republic
• President
Reuven Rivlin
• Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu
• Knesset Speaker
Yuli-Yoel Edelstein
• Chief Justice
Esther Hayut
Legislature Knesset
• Declared
14 May 1948
• Admission to UNO
11 May 1949
• Total
20,770–22,072 km2 (8,019–8,522 sq mi)[a] (150th)
• Water (%)
• 2019 estimate
9,021,560 (97th)
• 2008 census
• Density
409/km2 (1,059.3/sq mi) (35th)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$353.645 billion (54th)
• Per capita
$39,106 (35th)
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$390.656 billion (32nd)
• Per capita
$43,199 (20th)
Gini (2013) 42.8
medium · 48th
HDI (2017) Increase 0.903
very high · 22nd
Currency New shekel (‎) (ILS)
Time zone UTC+2 (IST)
• Summer (DST)
Date format
  • יי-חח-שששש‎ (AM)
  • dd-mm-yyyy (CE)
Driving side right
Calling code +972
ISO 3166 code IL
Internet TLD .il
  1. ^ 20,770 km2 is Israel within the Green Line. 22,072 km2 includes the annexed Golan Heights and East Jerusalem.
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